Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Bulletin: Richard Glossip; Oklahoma; Commentator Shaun King gives three compelling reasons why the idea that a possibly innocent person could be executed tomorrow is "deeply disturbing' - as he indicts, "The extremely shady push behind Oklahoma's imminent execution of Richard Glossip." The Daily Kos. (Must, Must Read. HL);
"I can't tell you for sure if Richard Glossip paid for his boss to be killed in 1997. What we do know is that he didn't physically kill his boss, several witnesses have said for years that the man who did it concocted Glossip's role in planning the murder, and prosecutors have now been caught doing some pretty damn shady shit surrounding the case. As of this writing, Richard Glossip is now just about a day away from his scheduled execution at 3 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 30. I am fundamentally against the death penalty, but three other factors surrounding this scheduled execution are deeply concerning. 1. Two men who don't know Richard Glossip but were in prison with the man prosecutors claim he hired to kill his boss have signed repeated affidavits stating they heard the killer, Justin Sneed, state that he set Glossip up so that he could avoid the death penalty in the case. 2. The Oklahoma County District Attorney's office has been caught clearly intimidating these two witnesses over the past week. ... 3. The prosecutor claims that the eyewitnesses who are stating that they heard Justin Sneed say he framed Richard Glossip are unreliable because they've committed crimes, taken drugs, and lied before. What's preposterous about this is that the primary witness against Richard Glossip, Justin Sneed himself, had also committed many crimes, taken drugs, and lied before. The idea that a potentially innocent man could be executed tomorrow is deeply disturbing and is the primary reason why we should abolish the death penalty altogether. It leaves no room for error and cannot be corrected."